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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 26, 2012 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Any interpretation or premise regarding the bands history make me nervous when it requires lots of quotes from Mickey Hart in support.

There's no question this exhibit is very cool and I love that they have the Conference Room table. I'm sure the curator is the perfect guy for the job. but I hate stuff like, ""So much of what's in the archive ... belies the myth that the Dead were a bunch of hippie, undisciplined ne'er-do-wells," he says. "No — they were an enormously disciplined group of musicians."

Jerry enormously disciplined? Jerry, Weir and Pig NOT ne'er-do-wells?' C'mon, dude. You're trying too hard. Finding a narrative for this exhibit shouldn't be so labored. Quit working so hard. Let it come to you.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 26, 2012 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

http://archive.org/post/378683/donnas-paycheck

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 26, 2012 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Carl Sagan made the point on his show 'Cosmos' that the beauty of science is that when you do an experiment correclty, you get a result, but not necessarily the one the experimenter expected or hoped for.
With no 'scientific method' in place for interpreting and writing about history, it can be disheartening at best to find such observer bias built into these things.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 26, 2012 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

If Jerry were alive, he'd be the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. And he'd personally deliver soundboard copies of every show to every one of us. Sort of like a super Oprah giveway.

I liked your point.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 26, 2012 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

Indeed. He'd be the darling of the MBA crowd. Lauded for his ability to think outside the box. "Here's a guy who really knew how to make a freaking buck."

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Poster: DeadATL Date: Jul 26, 2012 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead on NPR

I wonder if the Santa Cruz archive is ushering in an era of revisionist Grateful Dead history.